Ghost Breitbart: Romney Wins Crucial First Hurricane Photo Op With Campaign Bus While Obama Is Lazy, Possibly Shiftless

by Doktor Zoom

The Romney campaign also donated a rescue vehicle from Mitt's mission daysIn a post titled “LEADERSHIP: Romney Uses Campaign Bus to Deliver Hurricane Relief,” the independent-minded Breitbart remnant Big Government notes that Mitt Romney’s campaign has “canceled campaign events, commercials, and fundraising appeals in states that will be impacted by Hurricane Sandy” and sent two whole buses to deliver relief supplies in Virginia and New Hampshire, two of the locations along the thousand-mile front of the storm. In contrast, the blog calls out the lackadaisical response of the Obama campaign:

The Obama campaign has canceled events, but has yet to announce it have pulled commercials or fundraising appeals from states in Sandy’s path. Romney was also first on the scene when Hurricane Irene struck the Gulf Coast in August, with President Obama arriving three days later after adjusting his schedule.

Compared to the Romney campaign’s bold bus-based leadership, the blog quotes a CBS report to emphasize President Obama’s utter passivity in the face of the looming superstorm, noting that “President Obama was briefed by FEMA in Washington, D.C., today and labeled it a ‘serious and big storm.’”

You want leadership? Romney will send two buses on his own initiative, while Obama will simply sit back in Washington, passing off his responsibilities to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which probably can’t match the disaster-relieving power of a campaign bus. Even worse, he has not cancelled his campaign ads, which will apparently have a devastating effect on storm-affected areas.

It is also not yet known how Obama’s continued refusal to release his college transcripts will increase the suffering of voters in storm-affected areas.

[Big Government]

 

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nounverb911 October 29, 2012 at 11:32 am

Romney should use Chris Christie as a portable dyke.

ProgressiveInga October 29, 2012 at 11:41 am

Or John Sunununununu.

Also, Ellen Degeneres libel, too!

Designer_Rants October 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Portable? I don't think so.

Gleem McShineys October 29, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Helicopters apparently can deploy him to baseball games to quickly avert any floods of hotdogs.

bobbert October 29, 2012 at 5:19 pm

BIG helicopters.

Beowoof October 29, 2012 at 11:33 am

Am I the only one hoping his bus gets washed away in the storm. With votes of course.

nounverb911 October 29, 2012 at 11:34 am

No! All of us, Katie.

Tommy1733 October 29, 2012 at 11:35 am

Yes. With votes.

calliecallie October 29, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Especially if he's on it.

Barbara_ October 29, 2012 at 11:33 am

Two buses filled with discarded muffin bottoms.

nounverb911 October 29, 2012 at 11:34 am

Lindsey Graham and Marcus Bachmannn?

weejee October 29, 2012 at 11:36 am

None magic Miffed and Egg bottoms?

Dumbedup October 29, 2012 at 11:45 am

2 buses filled with "Romney Ryan 2012" T-shirts xxx large

GunToting[Redacted] October 29, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Are you kidding? Based on what I'm seeing around here, the only sizes left are small, medium, and large.

Sparky McGruff October 29, 2012 at 12:13 pm

FYI — Here's a picture of the bus stuffed with essential storm supplies: http://t.co/qRB4gFjx

Looks like someone hit up the dollar store to buy a few packs of discount ramen. Who needs FEMA with help like this!

sullivanst October 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Hmm. Hardly stuffed, is it?

Plus, you know they made it look as full as they could.

Sparky McGruff October 29, 2012 at 12:31 pm

It looks more like someone moving into a dorm room than a "relief mission", doesn't it?

sullivanst October 29, 2012 at 1:02 pm

It was the least he could do. Literally.

NellCote71 October 29, 2012 at 1:34 pm

This is the same brilliant theorist who thinks that his writing out a check for someone in the hospital is the answer to all of our health-care problems.

fuflans October 29, 2012 at 2:38 pm

well to be fair, the rest of us have the emergency room.

Gleem McShineys October 29, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Who gets the leather couch? Or is that a tastefully upholstered inflatable raft.

redarmyzombie October 29, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Wow. even when he gives the appearance of trying to help, he's dripping with contempt…

reliefsinn October 29, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Well, what does he think this is, Haiti, or something? Aside from the fact that the storm hasn't hit NH yet, nobody usually runs out of sneakers, ramen noodles, or clothes during a storm. People are usually going around looking for generators and sump pumps afterwards.
Also, there are 1,300,000 people in NH, it's 9,350 square miles, so rombat can suck it with his "relief" bus.

Chet Kincaid_ October 29, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Awesome.

boskolives October 29, 2012 at 11:34 am

Republicans dig out the "Lazy" meme again in 5…4…3…2….

Radiotherapy October 29, 2012 at 11:44 am

Did it ever go away?

sullivanst October 29, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Nope.

Abernathy October 29, 2012 at 11:34 am

Heckuva job, Ghost Breitbart.

AlterNewt October 29, 2012 at 11:34 am

"Romney will send two buses on his own initiative."

This thing is over.

HarryButtle October 29, 2012 at 11:35 am

What's the point of pulling TV commercials? The folks most affected won't have electricity to watch them, anyway!

Sparky McGruff October 29, 2012 at 11:45 am

Well, I still have power in NoVa. I'm sitting at home with the two kidsters, who after a whole two hours of "storm time" have already declared this to be the "MOST BORING DAY EVER! SOOOOOOO BORING!"

I think back-to-back slimy Romney ads, when coupled with the unplanned "family time", might lead to unexpected results. Smart move to pull the ads.

I'd note, however, that 99% of the Romney ads we're seeing are from Karl Rove and his bottom-feeding ilk.

At the moment, we're watching Nickelodeon, which causes a different form of brain damage than the sleazy Romney/PAC ads.

BenGleck October 29, 2012 at 12:55 pm

If you cancel, you might get your money back.b And you can't spell Romney without money!

Tealiban October 29, 2012 at 11:35 am

I bet he has Paul Ryan filling sand bags right now, photo op in 3… 2… 1…

DemmeFatale October 29, 2012 at 11:37 am

Give 'em time.
They have to empty them first.

not that Dewey October 29, 2012 at 11:42 am

Paul Ryan only fills sandbags that have already been filled. He'll be taking them off one pile and placing them on another.

BoatOfVelociraptors October 29, 2012 at 11:53 am

Makers and takers. The only thing he's going to lift are a few dumb bells.

Tealiban October 29, 2012 at 11:56 am

The Bachmanns?

fawkedifiknow October 29, 2012 at 12:07 pm

But he's only filling them 1% full.

Gleem McShineys October 29, 2012 at 3:16 pm

My favorite part will be where he tells his kids "You get callouses on your fingers from all the hot sand."

Abernathy October 29, 2012 at 11:36 am

"Romney was also first on the scene when Hurricane Irene struck the Gulf Coast in August, with President Obama arriving three days later after adjusting his schedule."

It's almost like Obama has an important job to do and Romney just hangs out all day waiting for someone to point out obvious PR opportunities.

boskolives October 29, 2012 at 11:39 am

Romney? Just waiting for forclosures to jump on.

SorosBot October 29, 2012 at 11:56 am

Hey, it's not like the President has an important job to do in organizing the federal disaster response efforts! Well at least not according to W.

freakishlywrong October 29, 2012 at 11:58 am

He also promised them that "charity" would help in the cleanup. Cuz you know, Big Government, blah, blah, blah.

YasserArraFeck October 29, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Mittens doesn't just "hang out" – that car elevator doesn't operate itself, you know!!

Gratuitous World October 29, 2012 at 11:36 am

It's amazing that a dude with unlimited $ who has been unemployed for 7 years can make spur of the moment travel decisions.

Disassembly October 29, 2012 at 11:36 am

I did not bundle millions of dollars for Romney so that his campaign could fritter it away on socialist bus trips.

DemmeFatale October 29, 2012 at 11:36 am

Wow.
Two buses.
On closed roads.
I'm underwhelmed.

Tommy1733 October 29, 2012 at 11:36 am

With the Romneys distributing aid and helping to clean pots and pans at shelters, who will be there to comfort Rafalca?

boskolives October 29, 2012 at 11:42 am

Update: Rafalca was put on the market after the olympic fail, now he's in the market, look for him on aisle 6, it's the dog food section.

YasserArraFeck October 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Rafalpo

boskolives October 29, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Brilliant, but don't forget that on aisle 7 we have ten million Romney/Ryan unused t-shirts at 5 for a buck

Gleem McShineys October 29, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Bains Burgers

Edit: for the non-oldes who might not know what this even refers to.

PsycWench October 29, 2012 at 11:43 am

With the Romneys distributing aid and helping to clean pots and pans at shelters
Hey, that's the VP ticket's job!

Hedley_Lamarr October 29, 2012 at 11:37 am

It's been fun reminding my local wingnuts that Reagan did 3 campaign stops in Iowa the day of the Beirut barracks bombing. They sure hate it when your call them out on their hypocritical shit.

freakishlywrong October 29, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Today's Repug just re-writes history. St. Ronnie never did that. *inserts fingers in to ears".

kittenbomb October 29, 2012 at 11:38 am

Rafalca will also be there, giving dancing pony rides to kids!

EatsBabyDingos October 29, 2012 at 11:39 am

Delivering Perrier to the Four Seasons penthouse really is important.

decentcitizen October 29, 2012 at 11:39 am

Really? Obama "insufficiently dislikes the terrible weather" is what Mitt's going with.

Indiepalin October 29, 2012 at 11:39 am

Mitt: A multi-millionaire who doesn't drink and has nothing to do.

HistoriCat October 29, 2012 at 12:13 pm

At least Bruce Wayne found a hobby …

YasserArraFeck October 29, 2012 at 1:58 pm

(R)Money and Ryan – the Dork Knight and Robbin'

SexySmurf October 29, 2012 at 11:39 am

Virginia and New Hampshire, hmmm? Maybe Romney should send a bus to Colorado, too; you know, just in case.

ProgressiveInga October 29, 2012 at 11:39 am

"President Obama was briefed by FEMA in Washington, D.C., today and labeled it a ‘serious and big storm."
What did you expect from History's Greatest Monster?

BaldarTFlagass October 29, 2012 at 11:39 am

McCain used this same strategy during the financial crisis of September 2008. Worked out real well for him.

not that Dewey October 29, 2012 at 11:43 am

Mitt Romney will not suspend his campaign, but he will ask us all to suspend our disbelief.

sullivanst October 29, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Same as every day, then.

Not_So_Much October 29, 2012 at 11:39 am

What's the campaign bus position on legitimate rape of survivors?

Tealiban October 29, 2012 at 11:40 am

Of course Texas, Mitty Romney will protect us from Katrina at all costs!

nounverb911 October 29, 2012 at 11:40 am

Has FEMA announced the tsunami warning for Lake Winnipesaukee yet?

Veritas78 October 29, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Sununu finally took a long walk off a short pier?

BaldarTFlagass October 29, 2012 at 11:42 am

"sent two whole buses to deliver relief supplies in Virginia and New Hampshire,"

This strategy is a good tax shelter.

Veritas78 October 29, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Won't someone think about the Caymans?

WhatTheHeck October 29, 2012 at 11:43 am

Romney, the ambulance chaser.

BadKitty904 October 29, 2012 at 11:43 am

Isn't Rmoney one of the GOPers who's all for dismantling the FEMA?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/28/mitt-rom

Instead of "two whole busloads of relief supplies" to two different swing states, howzabout taking some "personal responsibility," Mittens, and ponying up some of your spare millions for disaster relief?

redarmyzombie October 29, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Gosh, even ol' Herb Hoover was more generous than this shitbag.

EDIT: I retract this statement. Even a bag laden with shit is more productive than Willard.

eggsacklywright October 29, 2012 at 11:43 am

We are mere prawns in this Bishop's game.

ManchuCandidate October 29, 2012 at 11:43 am

Two whole buses, eh? Knowing Romboto, the supplies were kept in the bus and the workers were strapped to the roof.

BaldarTFlagass October 29, 2012 at 11:44 am

"I'll see your two buses and raise you one FEMA."
—Bamz

MosesInvests October 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm

This.

SoBeach October 29, 2012 at 11:44 am

I'm just glad Romney isn't trying to politically capitalize on the storm. Shows how classy he is.

PsycWench October 29, 2012 at 11:45 am

You'd almost think Obama has a job to do that is primarily done in DC.

Pookums October 29, 2012 at 11:45 am

Everyone knows this is a socialist hurricane, fixin' to redistribute some coastlines.

Tequila Mockingbird October 29, 2012 at 11:46 am

Only slightly OT: My friend's awesome Zombie Teabagger Halloween costume.

(I have awesome friends.)

HarryButtle October 29, 2012 at 11:53 am

Zombie Teabagger. That's redundant.

Blueb4sinrise October 29, 2012 at 11:57 am

Awesome.
T-shirt soon to be available at the Wonk-Store?

bobbert October 29, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Excellent. Do we get to see you as Egg?

BaldarTFlagass October 29, 2012 at 11:47 am

Will these Magic Buses be deliverin' the Magic Underwear?

MosesInvests October 29, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Too much!

Veritas78 October 29, 2012 at 5:12 pm

No, but the shower doubles as a baptismal font.

Radiotherapy October 29, 2012 at 11:47 am

How will this affect the undecided voters?

sullivanst October 29, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Made the mistake of catching the start of Face The Nation yesterday, when Bob Schieffer asked of Sandy, "Who does this hurt?", meaning which candidate. Well Bob, who it hurts is the people whose homes will be flooded, or damaged by blown debris, people who will be without power for several days or even weeks, people who will be out of work because of the lack of power. Who the fuck thinks asking which candidate will be hurt is anything but the most abject dick move ever?

The wife saw that Walnuts was on and demanded it be turned off shortly after that, which saved me from hearing his "worse than Watergate" BS, so I thank her for keeping my blood pressure down and my TV save from thrown objects.

Radiotherapy October 29, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Who will this help? The same fucking media that has been intent on keeping the race close. The same fucking media that hyped the first debate while totally ignoring the lies a used car salesman spewed for 1.5 hours. Te same fucking media that never asked Bush/Cheney about an embassy attack in Sept '08. Now, more than ever, kill your teevee.

kittensdontlie October 29, 2012 at 11:48 am

But where is John McCain and what will he be doing????

BadKitty904 October 29, 2012 at 11:52 am

Sitting in the sun, drinking a cup of milky tea and waiting for his potty to be emptied…

iburl October 29, 2012 at 11:50 am

It's gonna rain! EVERYBODY FREAK OUT!!!

iburl October 29, 2012 at 12:55 pm

OK, I take it back, this is messed up… http://cdnmo.coveritlive.com/media/image/201210/p

not that Dewey October 29, 2012 at 11:52 am

Poetic Justice would demand something like this, only in Hurricane Territory.

Mumbletypeg October 29, 2012 at 11:52 am

Dok, if I knew what your Impala actually looked like, I might suggest you get it off of balance balls and onto concrete blocks instead.

An_Outhouse October 29, 2012 at 11:53 am

Romney is first to politicize any tragedy.

Callyson October 29, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Benghazi! Benghazi! Benghazi!

When fucking Geraldo says it's time to back off, you know the wingnuts have lost it….

Veritas78 October 29, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Bayonne! Bayonne! Bayonne!

Obama is already covering up the magnitude of his failure to prevent global warming. Which he promised he'd do! Such a disappointment.

SorosBot October 29, 2012 at 11:54 am

He sent the two buses to Virginia and New Hampshire? Gee, those just happen to be the two close swing states in Sandy's path, the only ones that Romney has a shot at winning; what a weird coincidence.

YouFail4eva October 29, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I was about to point out the same thing. Despite the fact that the storm is going to make landfall in New York/New Jersey, DESPITE the fact that one of Romney's biggest surrogates is Chris "Fat Man" Christie" he's sending CAMPAIGN Buses to Virginia and New Hampshire. This man couldn't be more blatantly obvious if he tried.

SorosBot October 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Sure, Delaware, Jersey and NY's Long Island are supposed to get the worst of it, but those states are going for Obama no matter what and so don't deserve Romeny's cynical attempt to look like he's helping.

YasserArraFeck October 29, 2012 at 2:04 pm

These are some of the 47% that Romney knows he can't sway….so fuck'em.

Veritas78 October 29, 2012 at 5:16 pm

They're all so victimy.

redarmyzombie October 29, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Well, you know how Those People actually think they're ENTITLED to that government aid, Soros…

sullivanst October 29, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Heaven forfend that he should send them not to where he most hopes to score cheap votes, but to those states expected to feel the most severe impacts from the storm. God hates losers!

Native_of_SL_UT October 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Unmentioned is the third bus full of hookers and blow he's sending to his brothers on Wall Street to help get them through their downtime.

Veritas78 October 29, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Won't someone think of the blowjob creators?

MegPasadena October 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm

He couldn't even do the easy PR right and he wants to be the commander-in-chief?
I would've spent just a bit more and sent supply to all states on Sandy's path. This way it wouldn't look like he just wants to win votes from the swing states.

Lucidamente1 October 29, 2012 at 11:55 am

"After delivering supplies, campaign workers strapped homeless storm victims to the roof of the bus and drove them to safety."

mavenmaven October 29, 2012 at 11:57 am

The Republicans had that spare bus left over from the Palin tour of America, I'm guessing that it was also full of cases of Cheetos which could be distributed as provisions.

Veritas78 October 29, 2012 at 5:17 pm

But the whine coolers are all gone.

weejee October 29, 2012 at 11:58 am

canceled campaign events, commercials, and fundraising appeals in states that will be impacted by Hurricane Sandy

And this will work as well as McWalnuz suspending his campaign in 2008? Perhaps instead of discarded muffin bottoms Miffed sent caviar in one and cases of Dom Pérignon blanc and rosé in the other.

MissTaken October 29, 2012 at 11:59 am

Romney was also first on the scene when Hurricane Irene struck the Gulf Coast in August, with President Obama arriving three days later after adjusting his schedule.

I love a good 'black people be lazy' dog whistle so early on a Monday morning.

SorosBot October 29, 2012 at 12:07 pm

They really have decided to go all-in with pandering to the racist crowd. Ugh.

HistoriCat October 29, 2012 at 12:17 pm

If Obama had arrived the next day, the line would be "President Obama showed up for an appearance, disrupting hard-working relief workers and endangering lives."

StarsUponThars October 29, 2012 at 11:59 am

“Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that’s the right direction. And if you can go even further, and send it back to the private sector, that’s even better.” — Mitt Romney, on dismantling FEMA, June 2011

PugglesRule October 29, 2012 at 1:43 pm

The idea of the private sector handling natural disaster relief makes me want to vomit. Honestly, you think Blackwater etc. wouldn't sell a half-liter bottle of water for $10 if they thought they could get away with it??

Gleem McShineys October 29, 2012 at 3:32 pm

"I would've gotten away with it too, if it wasn't for you meddling Kenyan Socialists!"

YasserArraFeck October 29, 2012 at 2:06 pm

But Michelle was cookin' barbeque – yuh cain't rush barbeque……

freakishlywrong October 29, 2012 at 11:59 am

Weird. This smacks of cynical, political opportunism as opposed to genuine giving a shit.

sullivanst October 29, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Weird. Romney's never seemed like that before, not since at least a few seconds ago.

BaldarTFlagass October 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm

"Look, it's a bus full of survival supplies from the Romney campaign! What, no coffee?"

Veritas78 October 29, 2012 at 5:18 pm

But all the pamphlets you can eat.

BaldarTFlagass October 29, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I think they stole this tactic from Hugo Chavez, with his giving discounts to poors when selling the Citgo heating oil to them.

BigSkullF*ckingDog October 29, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I mean, it's not like Obama has anything important to do.

Blueb4sinrise October 29, 2012 at 12:04 pm

5,000 copies of The Book of Mormon.

BaldarTFlagass October 29, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Heckuva job, Rowney!

sullivanst October 29, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Mitt Romney really does get up early in the morning to politicize tragedy, doesn't he? I've never seen a guy in such a rush to find death and destruction in the desperate hope of scoring a headline out of it.

PugglesRule October 29, 2012 at 2:10 pm

"And if you manage to survive the storm, be sure to go to your polling place and vore for MEEEE!!!"

GeorgiaBurning October 29, 2012 at 12:05 pm

He would have sent more buses, but he could only round up two camera crews.

JoeHoya October 29, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Who needs a president who will fully fund FEMA and other government emergency-response agencies when you can have one who will be the first on the scene for a photo op?

LagunaB October 29, 2012 at 12:07 pm

So I guess the fleet of utility repair trucks coming from the west into PA, NJ, and NY yesterday ahead of the storm was just something they individually decided to do. Sure.

Monsieur_Grumpe October 29, 2012 at 12:08 pm
BadKitty904 October 29, 2012 at 12:12 pm

How very…apt.

T3rbo October 29, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Yes, send in the clowns

BaldarTFlagass October 29, 2012 at 12:10 pm

“LEADERSHIP: Romney Uses Campaign Bus Hurricane to Deliver Hurricane Relief Cynical PR Ploy”

T3rbo October 29, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Meanwhile, Obama prepared his fleet of flying buses , Humvee, and 20 ton trucks full of relief supplies and national guard troops. lazy nigra.

BoroPrimorac October 29, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Oh my, that Citroen DS is my favorite car ever.

Lascauxcaveman October 29, 2012 at 12:42 pm

They are pretty sweet, alright. Love the Traction Avant, too.

M. Bouffant October 29, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Air brakes!

calliecallie October 29, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I'm just waiting for some Republican wingnut to suggest that Hurricane Sandy is God's response to something those mid-Atlantic states did. Where's Michelle Bachmann when you need her?

SorosBot October 29, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Well New York, most of the New England states, and Washington all let the gays marry, and Maryland looks like it will join them after next election day; so it's probably the old-fashion god's punishment for not being vile hate-filled bigots.

MosesInvests October 29, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Imma just leave this here:
thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/10/29/1104901/anti-gay-preacher-blames-hurricane-sandy-on-homosexuality-and-marriage-equality/

sullivanst October 29, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Nuts. I thought I had up-to-date comments, not even close.

sullivanst October 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Wait no more. Or did you need it to be an actual congresscritter?

James Michael Curley October 29, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Delaware and Maryland both have 'gay marriage' on the ballot next week.
That is why I have been calling this thing BarneyFrankenstorm.

JustPixelz October 29, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Isn't this storm God's will?

A couple buses to swing states is nothing compared to what he sent to the Cayman Islands.

Gleem McShineys October 29, 2012 at 3:36 pm

To bag sand on their beaches, right?
He pretty much saved a guy in a boat once, so the answer obviously is "yes."

LagunaB October 29, 2012 at 12:20 pm

So I guess the fleet of utility repair trucks coming from the west into PA, NJ and NY ahead of the storm yesterday was just something they individually decided to do. Sure.

BaldarTFlagass October 29, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Why didn't Romney send relief buses to the consulate in Benghazi?

sullivanst October 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Why didn't he suspend his campaign like he basically demanded Obama do?

reweni October 29, 2012 at 12:32 pm

You'd almost think Obama had some other kind of job to do other than running for president.

Detesticle October 29, 2012 at 12:46 pm

If Meat Loaf is on one of those buses, I don't see what the problem is.

YasserArraFeck October 29, 2012 at 2:08 pm

The food's gonna be all gone before the bus reaches the coast

Appetite by the Dashboard Liiiiight!!

Incitefully_Joe October 29, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Mitt Romney, in his far-sighted magnamity, pulled ads from Pennsylvania four weeks ago.

So considerate!

chascates October 29, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Obama live presser: "I'm not worried about the effect on the election but on the effect on people."

THAT'S leadership.

HobbesEvilTwin October 29, 2012 at 12:57 pm

New Hampshire and Virginia? So Romney only wants to help the Sandy victims in swing states?

Incitefully_Joe October 29, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I do have to admit that, "Why won't Obama pull his ads from states that comprise half of his electoral advantage, because the hurricane?" is actually a much more subtle form of electoral concern-trolling than 2008's, "I'm suspending my losing presidential campaing, because of the economy, and so should my opponent, who is beating me handily."

Dr. Nick Riviera October 29, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Mitts adds are still airing in the Florida market last I saw…how many hurricanes does a guy gotta get hit by to get some relief here?

Also, he probably only means his ads not ads by his pac cronies

oenspiek October 29, 2012 at 1:02 pm

New Hampshire and Virginia? I guess New York and New Jersey won't have any problems!

BaldarTFlagass October 29, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Well, NYC has a pseudo-Republican mayor, and Jersey has a Republican governor, so I'm sure they will both be just fine.

lulzmonger October 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm

The only people who have to try THAT hard to come across as virtuous are the real backstabbing Suit-Snakeoil-&-Smile™ bipedal slime from UNDERNEATH the bottom of the humanity-barrel.

Thanks for the tell, Willard.

wapitiscat October 29, 2012 at 1:08 pm

"Sorry sir/madam, you'll have to turn these buses around and clear the area. We've got FEMA crews and a National Guard unit moving in to assist the storm victims"

Or something like that.

cognachas4paws October 29, 2012 at 1:13 pm

So I guess they missed the conference just now by the President who, when asked how the storm will impact the election, said – and I paraphrase – who the hell cares about an election? There are lives on the line here, damn it, and I'm sending the ENTIRE federal government in there. Take that, Romney buses.

Callyson October 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Just got an email from Obama about Sandy, with links to ready.gov and the Red Cross., and I am nowhere near the storm. Yeah, he's doing nothing…

BaldarTFlagass October 29, 2012 at 1:27 pm

…just sitting around and sending out futile emails, obviously.

NellCote71 October 29, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Thanks for the noonday chuckle: "It is also not yet known how Obama’s continued refusal to release his college transcripts will increase the suffering of voters in storm-affected areas."

Or if his Kenyan citizenship caused the hurricane. But most important unanswered question: how does this affect Lou Sarah?

TribecaMike October 29, 2012 at 1:33 pm

The Breitfart gang would pee on a talking burning bush on Mount Horeb. Not that I wouldn't either, but still.

PugglesRule October 29, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Have the Breitbarties forgotten that Dumbya was busy serenading John McCain at a birthday party while Katrina was trashing New Orleans and the Gulf Coast?? The memory loss, it burrrnnnnss.

e_z October 29, 2012 at 1:44 pm

WUSA (WTOP to us eldsters) either hasn't gotten the message that Romney has cancelled his ads or since it is DC and not a state no problem, double up.

There have been so many this afternoon I was thinking some bright boy had wiggled in with an extra bag of money to get WUSA to bump other ads out of rotation.

HouseOfTheBlueLights October 29, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Because suspending a campaign worked so well for McCain.

mustangsavvy October 29, 2012 at 5:29 pm

His Lord High Hairgel, Sir Mitt of the Romneys is not pleased with common peasant Barack Obama's shiftless ways. The very cheek. His Lord Highness will be sending a sternly worded letter to said peasant, post haste.

What a wanker.

Also. Great idea, Mitt. Send 2 giant buses to block traffic while people are trying to get their evacuation bags packed, stock up on supplies and round up their loved ones and pets to head to the basement. I'm sure that no one will be fucked off by your transparent attempt to politicise any and all pending or actually occurring national crisis by making it all about you. Dickhead.

ttommyunger October 29, 2012 at 10:34 pm

For those of you who might still think that even Rightards wouldn't think to blame Obama for Sandy- Senior Right-Wing Nutjob Alex Jones intimated as much today on his 3 watt radio show out of Bumfuck, Tx. Source: Stephanie Miller Show, this date.

finallyhappy October 30, 2012 at 9:57 am

Bullshit on the pulling ads- Watching news live all day yesterday- I saw tons of RMoney ads. I also saw Obama ads- no one pulled anything. Now having missed most ads on purpose earlier- I did catch one where a worker says he and some other guys at his plant were told to build a 30 foot stage – didn't know why- but when it was done, the workers were called together and fired- the plant was closed – by Romney. Everyone lost their jobs. The worker then says building that stage was like building my own coffin. Pretty powerful ad.

greencar October 30, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Proving once again that Romney leads by action as opposed to obama with his unfulfilled promises.

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